If you are unhappy with the shape, size, or general appearance of your breasts, you may be interested in a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is an elective cosmetic procedure in which your breast size will be increased. When breast augmentation procedures first became popular, there were only two choices for types of implants: silicone and saline. However, in recent years, other options have been developed. In an effort to help you choose which type of implant would best suit you, here are a few of the pros and cons of each type.
If you are over the age of 22, you are eligible to get silicone implants. Silicone implants have a very natural feel, and they maintain their perkiness for many years. Many people think that silicone feels the most like natural human fat, which is why silicone feels most like natural breast tissue. If silicone implants leak or break, they will eventually need to be removed.
Anyone over the age of 18 can receive saline implants. Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled with saline salt water once they are in place. Should a saline implant rupture, it is quite obvious. This can happen due to things like the impact of a car accident, or an accidental needle poke during a biopsy. If a saline implant ruptures, it must be replaced.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are made of a thicker silicone and come in a teardrop shape. They have a pert, round bottom, but taper towards the top. These implants are less likely to rupture than regular silicone or saline since they still maintain their shape even if the implant sac is broken. However, should a gummy bear implant move or become misplaced, it may look odd due to the rigid shape.
Smooth or Textured Implants
If you are trying to decide between silicone and saline, you also have the choice of which type of outer shell you would like. Smooth outer shells move around more naturally like breast tissue, whereas textured implants stay in place better. The choice is yours.
In conclusion, talk to your plastic surgeon about which type of implant would work best for you and your body type. Once you have decided which one will suit you, don't wait. Start your new life of confidence and charisma by getting your breast augmentation as soon as possible. You will be glad you did. Get an appointment with your plastic surgeon today.